When support staff vacancies are to be filled, preference will be given to qualified applicants from within the school district, provided their qualifications (proven and potential ability, training, experience, and personal characteristics) are equal to those of other applicants. However, the best qualified person from among all who apply within and without the school district will be selected.

The performance of an employee promoted to a higher position will be reviewed during the probationary period in the new job. The employee will discuss the reviews with their supervisor or principal and will receive a copy of each. At the completion of the appraisal period, the employee will be notified of continued employment in his new position or reinstatement in his former one.

Employees who have unsuccessfully applied for a promotion will be encouraged to contact their supervisor to discuss position criteria and suggested developmental activities, which would assist in future consideration.